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Study Abroad

Want to study abroad in Germany, Austria or Scandinavia?

Students who major or minor in German or Scandinavian are eligible to apply for full scholarships to study abroad. Credits typically transfer to UO. Options include:


Berliner Dom (Photo by Aliya Hall)

Berlin: intensive language OR language and culture (4 weeks in Jul.-Aug.)

Tübingen: language, culture, and society (Aug.)

Germany (one of 13 cities) or Vienna: 4-week intensive language at a Goethe-Institut

Germany (many universities): summer short courses through the DAAD

Copenhagen or Stockholm: courses in English on various subjects (Jul.)

Uppsala: Swedish language with UO’s Benjamin Mier-Cruz (Jul.)


Spring or Fall

Houses along the Neckar river in Tübingen. (Photo by Aliya Hall)

Baden-Württemberg: various subjects at one of 15 German universities

Heidelberg: cover GER 103, 201, 202, 203 between April and July 2019

Vallendar (Rhineland): business courses in English for LCB students

Chemnitz: chemistry or physics in German (and some English)

Uppsala: courses in English on various subjects




How it works

  • Click on a link above or go to to find a program you like OR simply ask us*
  • Write a 100- to 150-word statement of interest and send it in*
  • Ask at least one of your German or Swedish instructors to submit a recommendation*
  • We will follow up with you about eligibility, logistics, and fine-tuning your interests


  • Nov. 20 for Spring 2019 programs
  • Jan. 20 for Summer 2019 programs
  • Feb. 20 for Fall 2019 programs
  • Note: deadlines are earlier for some programs. But if you have missed a deadline, let us know and we will try to work with you.

*How to contact us: send an email to with “Study abroad” in the subject

The fine print: You should be a major (or double-major) in the German-Scandinavian department. Minors will also be considered. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students are all welcome to apply. You can use financial aid in many cases for study abroad. Our scholarships are intended to cover the rest—up to the full cost (including airfare, housing, fees, and incidentals) for summer programs, and for academic year programs, the differential between the cost of study abroad and the cost of studying at UO. Summer program costs range from $5,000 to $9,000; differential costs for academic year programs range from $0 to $4,500. We plan to award 3-5 scholarships each year. Selections are made by a committee of German-Scandinavian department faculty.

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